Counselling Courses

Counselling courses

Counselling refers to a type of therapy that allows patients to talk about their feelings and problems, such as depression, serious disease, drug abuse and anxiety, in a confidential setting. A career in counselling is suitable for individuals with a non-judgmental and trustworthy nature who are keen to help clients develop their own insight into a problem and look for possible solutions.

If you are patient, caring, and a good listener who wants a career in helping others, browse the list of counselling courses below and find the one that will propel you to your future career

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Counselling skills for the workplace
Cosensa Learning and Development
1 day
345 GBP
Multiple (5)
When faced with a fellow colleague who is in need of support it is often of great value to have...
Managing the Discipline & Grievance Process
Cosensa Learning and Development
1 day
345 GBP
Multiple (5)
Industrial tribunals are costly, time consuming and debilitating for both the organisation and the individual. This course uses examples to...
Company-Specific / In-House
Effective Coaching and Counseling Skills
Accord Worldwide
3 days
1,635 USD
Worldwide
Supportive supervision is a key to empower team members and strengthen their capabilities. While all managers and people in leadership...
e-learning / Online / Distance
A Level Psychology Fast Track Course
UK Open College Ltd
700 hours
399 GBP
Distance
This A Level Psychology fast track course has been designed to provide a broad introduction to the scope and nature...
A Level Sociology Fast Track Course
UK Open College Ltd
700 hours
399 GBP
Distance
A Level Sociology Fast Track courses, This course covers the brand new spec introduced in september 2015. This distance learning course has...
A Taste of Counselling
National Extension College
         
(1)
15 hours
150 GBP
Distance
This brief A Taste of Counselling course is designed to provide interested individuals with a greater understanding of the personal...
Addiction Counselling
Open Study College
349 GBP
Distance
This is an ideal course for anyone considering a career as an addiction counsellor, or for qualified counsellors who want...
Addiction Counselling (Level 3)
eDistance Learning
         
(2)
200 hours
365 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a diploma in Addiction Counselling. Whether you're looking to go...
Advanced Corporate Stress Management
BSY
Flexible
379 GBP
Distance
Office related stress affects as many as 1 in 5 people in the UK alone. These statistics could be understood...
Advanced Counselling (Level 4)
eDistance Learning
         
(2)
110 hours
369 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an Advanced Counselling award. Whether you're looking to go on...
Advanced Counselling Skills
BSY
         
(1)
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Build on the skills you developed in the Basic Counselling Skills course, and get trained to a professional level with...
Advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist Level 4
Open Study College
349 GBP
Distance
Counsellors provide a valuable service which requires a solid knowledge of the skills and techniques used to meet a clients...
Advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Level 4) Course
UK Learning College
180 hours
474 GBP
Distance
Course Overview A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist award. Whether you're...
Advanced Psychotherapy
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
In this advanced psychotherapy course, you will learn how to implement techniques to help patients articulate and understand feelings about...
Advanced Stress Consultant
BSY
Flexible
525 GBP
Distance
As technology increases the stress it was once promised to decrease and the pace of modern life accelerates, stress has...
Alcohol and Drug Counselling
BSY
Flexible
287 GBP
Distance
Gain an understanding of the essentials in identifying alcohol and drug dependency problems. You will learn how to form an...
Anger & Aggression Management
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Experiencing and expressing angry emotions without harming others physically or emotionally is entirely possible. Unplanned and genuine expression can and...
Art Therapy Diploma Course
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
49 GBP
Distance
This therapy is the deliberate use of art making to address psychological and emotional needs. Art Therapy uses art media...
Behavioural Therapy
BSY
         
(1)
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
This Behavioural Therapy course is designed for anyone who would like to explore the fascinating world of behavioural psychology, improving...
Bereavement Counselling
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Working with the bereaved is one of the most difficult, but at the same time one of the most important,...
Bereavement Counselling (Level 3)
eDistance Learning
200 hours
365 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Bereavement Counselling Diploma. Whether you're looking to go on...
Body Language
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
With body language making up almost 80% of all  human communication , the ability to understand the messages that the...
Care Counselling for Children (Level 2)
eDistance Learning
90 hours
369 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 2 in Care Counselling for Children. Whether you're...
Child and Adolescent Counselling (Level 3)
eDistance Learning
200 hours
365 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling. Whether...
Co-Dependency Counselling
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Individuals living in co dependent relationships can suffer from significant levels of pain and frustration that can be difficult to...
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a powerful form of psychotherapy that focuses on exploring and assessing the ways in which...
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Level 3)
eDistance Learning
200 hours
415 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Whether you're...
Cognitive Therapy (Level 3)
eDistance Learning
200 hours
365 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Therapy. Whether you're looking...
Cognitive-Synesthic Therapy
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
Cognitive psychology refers to the study of human activities related to knowledge, including memory, attention, perception, creativity, use of language,...
Colour Therapy Diploma Course
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
127 GBP
Distance
Colour therapists understand and use the energy contained in the vibrations of colour rays to promote health and healing. Following...
Communication Skills
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
We spend a very large part of our waking lives communicating in one form or another. It therefore goes without...
Community, Mental Health & Psychiatry Course
Distance Learning Centre
120 hours
312 GBP
Distance
The Community, Mental Health and Psychiatry Level 4 Course is designed for anyone with an interest in Mental Health, particularly those...
Community Mental Health Practice and Psychiatry
UK Learning College
100 hours
369 GBP
Distance
Course Overview A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in  Community Mental Health Practice and Psychiatry...
Compulsive Behavioural Disorders
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Look beyond the conventional approach to obsessive compulsive disorder with this course by BSY. Whether expanding your counselling expertise or...
Conversational Hypnosis Diploma
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
106 GBP
Distance
Conversational hypnosis (also known as covert hypnosis) is a specialism within the larger field of hypnosis, which can be used...
Corporate Stress Management
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Many organisations are rising to combat stress related illnesses which result in loss of productive company hours. As a response,...
Counselling & Managing Personal Debt Course
Distance Learning Centre
60 hours
250 GBP
Distance
The Counselling & Managing Personal Debt Level 2 Course is designed for people who work in or intend to work...
Counselling & Managing Personal Debt (Level 2)
eDistance Learning
90 hours
250 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 2 in Counselling & Managing Personal Debt. Whether...
Counselling & Psychotherapy Course
Distance Learning Centre
         
(2)
120 hours
312 GBP
Distance
This Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 4 Course is designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of what a...
Counselling & Psychotherapy Course Level 4
UK Open College Ltd
100 hours
259 GBP
Distance
This home study counselling course starts with the basic principles of Counselling and Psychotherapy and progresses through to counselling tools...
Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 4 Award)
eDistance Learning
100 hours
475 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Counselling & Psychotherapy award. Whether you're looking to go...
Counselling And Managing Personal Debt (Level 2)
eDistance Learning
Flexible
250 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 2 in Counselling & Managing Personal Debt ....
Counselling and Mindfulness Level 3
Open Study College
689 GBP
Distance
Unit 1: Key Aspects of Counselling Introduction Who becomes a counsellor? Counselling theory and skills Problems with directed advice Why...
Counselling and Psychology Course
International Career Institute
         
(2)
14 - 31 Weeks
Distance
This distance learning Counselling and Psychology course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required of a qualified counsellor....
Counselling And Psychotherapy (Level 4 Award)
eDistance Learning
Flexible
475 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Counselling & Psychotherapy award. Whether you're looking to go...
Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 4) Course
UK Learning College
100 hours
594 GBP
Distance
Course Overview A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Counselling & Psychotherapy award. Whether you're looking...
Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4
Open Study College
         
(1)
349 GBP
Distance
This wide ranging course will introduce you to many areas of knowledge that are necessary for counselling children and adolescents....
Counselling Course
Distance Learning Centre
         
(1)
140 hours
350 GBP
Distance
Distance Learning Centres Counselling Level 3 Course is designed for anyone who wishes to develop and understand the principles and practice...
Counselling Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(14)
200 hours
225 GBP
Distance
The aim of this course is to introduce you to the theory and practice of Counselling skills in a way...
Counselling Diploma (Level 3)
UK Learning College
110 hours
463 GBP
Distance
This fast track Counselling Skills Advanced (Level 3) distance course enables delegates to develop new skills quickly with the ultimate...
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Who is a professional counsellor?

Unlike other therapists, counsellors do not aim to give clients specific advice or prescribe a given treatment, but rather focus on helping them develop their own insights by building trust and allowing them to talk through their problems.

A professional counsellor is a trained individual who has the ability to apply various approaches to help clients in solving their personal problems. The counsellor’s main goal is to enable a client to see an issue from a different angle and more clearly. Another important objective of counselling that determines success is the development of trust that allows the client to feel able to share feelings and experiences.

Choose between many different types of counselling courses

Over the years, counselling has come to be recognised as a highly important profession. The demand for skilled counsellors has been rising steadily both within and outside of the UK. Due to the increased popularity within the profession, counsellors can specialise in specific areas.

Among the most favored categories for counselling courses is career counselling aiming to help individuals to choose the right job and focus on personal career development. Child and adolescent counselling is a great fit for someone who wants to work with children and help young people who struggle with transition to adulthood. Alcohol and drug abuse counselling focuses on assisting individuals who are addicted to substances.

Some counselors may choose to work with patients who are struggling with illness and difficult diagnoses. As these issues complicate a patient's life significantly, specialised counselling courses are required to fully understand how a counselor can provide effective support. In the case of patients with terminal diagnoses, a course in end of life care can provide an understanding of how to speak to and care for patients struggling with the palliative care process.

Candidates interested in getting a general overview of the discipline can attend introductory counselling courses which do not require any previous knowledge and help candidates to decide if they want to make a full commitment to counselling as a career.

What will you learn during a counselling course?

Throughout counselling courses candidates will develop crucial personal skills needed to become a professional counsellor. These are qualities that employers are actively looking for when hiring potential candidates.

One of the most important skills is empathy.  A counsellor needs empathy in order to see the problem from the client’s perspective. Counselling also requires active listening skills. A counselor must also be able to effectively question the client to understand the root of the problem without emotionally connecting with the client.

In addition, counselors have learned to understand mental health and have the knowledge to develop and support the mental health of their patients. Courses in mental health are available in tailored formats, specific to the needs of professionals working in counselling.

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